by Annie White
I am pretty much on the same page with Brendan when it comes to Scramble. “Shut up and take my money!” or “Must buy ALL the things!” Alas, my bank account can’t handle that so I have to pick and choose what I am going to get. When I saw the preview for the Beat em up rashguard, I wanted it. When it was released I promptly ordered it from Scramble USA’s site.
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As a 90s kid I loved the design of the 16 bit video game. In typical Scramble style it is unique and playful and doesn't look like a Tapout clearance rack attacked it, a huge plus for me. This is the first upper end short sleeve rashguard I have purchased. My other short sleeve rashguards have been Budovideos mystery rash guards that were short sleeve No Gi brand. Scramble’s design is solid and the graphics are sublimated so you don’t have to worry about the graphics pealing off.
I have gotten several complements from people at my gym with this rashguard.
I am 5ft 4 and ½ (yes the half matters) and anywhere from 149lbs to 156 lbs. with a fairly small torso, and bigger arms. I ordered a size medium, based off of my other rash guard sizes. The NoGi ones I have fit almost like a second skin that sometimes can be annoying to me. This rash guard runs big on me in the body area, and just right in the sleeves. One of my friends commented that it fit me like a t-shirt. The bigness of the body area does not bother me, and it does not ride up when rolling. However if you are built like me and prefer a second skin type feeling, then I would suggest trying a small.
I have seen no issues with the duality thus far. Sadly, it has taken me a bit longer to test the durability of the rashguard due to an injury and life in general being hectic. The color has remained bright and vivid and the stitching is solid. I use this rashguard exclusively under my Gi. (I use only long-sleeved for nogi training). I also should mention that I wash all of my rashguards by hand. The washer in my apartment has shortened the life of some of my rashguards so as a precautionary measure I now hand wash.
If you want a rashguard with nostalgia, cool design, solid construction, from a company with great customer service, then I would highly recommend this rashguard.